Dr. Vincent Barker M.D. is a physician at LifeBrite Hospital of Early in Blakely, Georgia. A graduate of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and holds a medical license in several states– Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi.
He was assistant chief resident at the Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania in 2004, followed by his role as chief resident the following year. Interested in sports medicine, he worked with local high schools and worked at the Pioneer Family Practice clinic. In 2011, he was the assistant ER director at Pioneer Hospital.
Dr. Barker was an avid sports player in high school. When he had knee surgery during his senior year, an interest in the medical field and sports rehab was born.
He graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management and a minor in biology.
Dr. Barker then went on to pursue medical school at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten for his doctorate in medicine.
He chose family medicine because physicians are trained to diagnose a broad spectrum of health conditions across all ages, focusing on the health and well-being of the patient.
“I enjoy taking care of families in small, rural communities,” Dr. Barker said. “I enjoy taking care of them in the ER Hospital and Clinic. It’s rewarding to watch a family grow in a community.”
Outside of work, Dr. Barker enjoys traveling, sports, reading, and going down south to spend time in Destin, Florida. He lives with his wife, Colette, who he’s been married to for 21 years. They met in Waterford, Ireland, where she’s from, during his clinicals. They have two daughters, Sorcha and Keela.